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INSIDE OFF TO COLLEGE • HOME & GARDEN • IDOLS IN A.C. • PEACH CRUMBLE VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 26 | AUGUST 5, 2009 CONNECTING YOU { VINCE FARINACCIO } T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com This Saturday, the town marks 148 years since Landis drove the first stake. hen Vineland founder Charles K. Landis drove the stake at the center of town on August 8, 1861, he brought his city into existence with a mythic grandeur the Ancient Greeks would envy. Yet, that iconic moment was the easiest part of creating his utopia. The most daunting of his work lay ahead. Vineland was unlike other places, its identity already forged by the time the hammer’s downward swing at the spot now known as the Boulevard and Landis Avenue plunged the stake into the ground and laid claim to a vision. When the dust settled, it was time to create just the right conditions to nurture this dream. According to Landis’ account, the remainder of August and the months of September and October were spent on several crucial projects that filled this short frame of time with considerable work. The first was the completion of the mile-and-ahalf stretch of Landis Avenue to what was then known as Horse Bridge Road, today’s Main Road. Landis saw this as vital in drawing prospective settlers and even delayed promoting Vineland while work was being done. The only problem posed by the project was the surveyor’s attitude, blatantly displayed in his “sarcastic questions and remarks” and “unfeigned astonishment.” Landis anticipated such reactions and writes that “I might expect a good deal of this for some time to come, and I hoped that as he [the surveyor] saw people buying land and improving it after a while this would wear off.” In order to secure ownership of all the land that would become Vineland as well as the township named after him, Continued on page 10 W Best Big Sister Local woman earns state’s Big Sister Award. The New Jersey Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation recently presented their 2009 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year Awards. The Big Sister Award was presented to Jill Estell from the Cumberland and Salem Counties Big Brother Big Sister Agency. Estell and her Little Sister Amanda have been matched since September 2006. Estell’s unwavering commitment to spend time with Amanda every week is one of the reasons she received the award. Amanda credits Jill with helping her stay focused in school. “If I ever have a problem, I go to her and she helps me,” Amanda says. “Jill is the coolest person, she’s funny and I love hanging out with her. Everything we do is fun.” Learn more by visiting the organization’s web site at www.bbbsnj.org. Frank Amari, Jr., President of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society, will welcome guests on Saturday for Vineland’s 148th Birthday Party/Open House. CALL VISIT PLAY NEW BRANCH NOW OPEN            All Summer Long At Our New West Landis Avenue Branch 1234 2.02% APY* NOW Checking Account No minimum balance or monthly fees. Free logo checks. Unlimited check writing. No fee ATM/Debit card. Now, those living or working on both sides of Vineland can enjoy the full banking services that have made our 175 S. Main Road headquarters Cumberland County’s fastest growing bank. 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EIN High Efficiency Heating and Cooling and Water Heating Equipment Eligible for up to $1500 in Federal Tax Credits and up to $400 in Rebates Serving Vineland for over 100 years! 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 SPECIAL STARTS BACK TO SCHOOL Get the kids in for their haircuts before school starts! { 4 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 KIDS HAIRCUTS (cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.) exp 08/31/09 ONLY 8 WOW Get your Loved One A Gift Certificate Today 14 Years & Younger $ Senator Loretta Weinberg of Bergen County. Independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett announced that his running mate will be Kean University history professor and Ocean City native Frank J. Esposito. Why have we changed our state constitution to create this new position in the executive branch of our state government? You may recall that we (New Jersey voters) approved a ballot question in November of 2005 after two elected New Jersey governors in a row left office mid-term, subjecting our state to controversial power shifts twice in four years. To rectify the situation, our representatives in Trenton voted to create the office of Lieutenant Governor. Like our nation’s vice president, this secondin-command office-holder would assume the position of governor if a future state chief executive leaves office before his or her term ends. At the time voters approved the referendum (required to ratify amendments to the state constitution), New Jersey was one of only eight states in the union without a lieutenant governor. Up until now, the State Senate president has assumed the role when a governor has left office during an unexpired term. When Christie Whitman resigned to become President Bush’s first head of the Environmental Protection Agency in early 2001, then-State Senate President Donald DiFrancesco served most of the remainder of her four-year term. Dick Codey became acting governor on November 15, 2004 when Governor James McGreevey’s resignation became effective. Since no provision in our constitution required the Senate President to abdicate his or her legislative post, the result was two acting governors in a four-year span filling both roles (Governor and Senate President), thereby eliminating the prudent separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of New Jersey government. So we’ve established the fact that not having a Lieutenant Governor has proven problematic in our immediate past. And that certainly justifies the creation of the new position. But our state’s financial situation doesn’t allow for any bureaucratic waste, either. So whoever is elected as New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor had better have something very important to do while they’re sitting on the sidelines — a heartbeat away from the Governor’s mansion, Drumthwacket. Realizing this, our state legislators gave the Lt. Guv some specific job duties when they created the position. In January of 2006, the state constitution was amended as follows: “The Governor shall appoint the Lieutenant Governor to serve as the head of a principal department or other executive or administrative agency of State government, or delegate to the Lieutenant Governor duties of the office of Governor, or both. The Governor shall not appoint the Lieutenant Governor to serve as Attorney General. The Lieutenant Governor shall in addition perform such other duties as may be provided by law.” So the winning gubernatorial candidate is now required to place the lieutenant governor in a cabinet-level position. And let’s hope it’s a vital one. After all, the new post solves the problem of succession if future governors step down early. But the last thing we need is another politician in Trenton with a fat salary and an ambiguous job title. In a few short months, New Jersey no longer will be one of the only states in the union without a Lieutenant Governor. The gubernatorial election on November 3 will be historic; marking the first time we’ll choose a Governor with a running mate. The candidates have selected their Lieutenant Governor choices already. Republican candidate Chris Christie was the first to announce his choice for a running mate when he announced last week that Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno will be his second in command. Governor Jon Corzine followed shortly on Christie’s heals in declaring that his Lieutenant Governor choice on the Democratic ticket is veteran state 8 10 12 14 Letters to the Editor Vintage Vineland Entertainment Birthday Warmup Founder’s Day will be celebrated at the Fresh and Specialty Foods Market on Saturday. TODD NOON 18-21 HOME & GARDEN 22 DINING: What’s for Dinner? An invitation to sup with friends inspires a potluck. STEPHEN WILSON 25 Recipe Corner Peach Crumble is the ideal way to celebrate the peak of the peach season. LISA DINUNZIO 26-27 BACK TO SCHOOL 28 30 Community Calendar REAL ESTATE { STAFF } MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher DEBORAH A. EIN Managing Editor LORI GOUDIE Art Director GAIL EPIFANIO Controller JACK EPIFANIO Distribution SHERRY MUNYAN Advertising Executive MARIE HALPIN-GALLO Advertising Executive PATTY ALI Graphic Designer MARYANNE BERTRAND Advertising Assistant The Grapevine 3660 E. 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Cumberland County College’s 17,423-square-foot university center houses advanced degree programs offered by University Partners: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Franklin University, Georgian Court University, Montclair State University, Rowan University and Wilmington University. Bazile will represent Cumberland County College to the University Center partners in the development of courses and programs that respond to college and regional needs. The University Partnership concept has been thriving at the college for the past several years, with hundreds of students taking bachelor’s and master’s degree courses offered by the University Partners on CCC’s campus. Cumberland is one of only two of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges to open an on-campus university center. 1853 Vine Rd. 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In fact, I am the proud owner of possibly the ugliest lawn on our block. When we moved in a few years ago, my husband lamented the fact that we didn’t have a working sprinkler system. We never had before, either, but I guess it was on his list of what he wanted in a “new” house. We talked about tearing up the lawn, putting in a sprinkler system, and replacing the zoysia with sod…but there just seemed like so many better ways to spend thousands, which we didn’t have anyway. The “perfect lawn” topic reminds me of a debate I always had with my brother over the use of pesticides to grow produce, particularly apples. Thankfully, things have changed somewhat, but it is human nature when you go to the supermarket or a farm market to buy the bestlooking fruit in the pile. Our argument centered on the fact that consumers would not buy a scabby apple or one that was otherwise less than perfect. If the farmer could not produce the perfect apple or tomato or zucchini, the buyer would move on. And let’s face it, pesticides are needed to combat blemished produce. As farmers, my dad and brother deal with that reality every day. I would like to think that things have changed— with increased emphasis on the environment and the advent of organic farming and the marketing of such varieties as the Ugli tomato—but I know better. It will take a true reconnection to farms and the land before we and our kids learn that lesson. A great way to educate kids on this front is to have them help plant and tend a home garden. Being surrounded by farming, I have seen how much waste there is of “perfectly” good produce. You’d think being right there on a farm that we would have the cream of the crop. Not so. That would be like a builder living in a perfectly maintained mansion. When my mother planned to can tomatoes, my father brought in the bushels of “seconds.” Another example: Unmarketable cantaloupes were often our dessert this time of year. And my favorite example: On a sweltering summer day when we were all out in the field helping, my dad would haul a watermelon out of the cold storage. Was it a marketable melon? Never! Maybe it had been dropped and was partially split open, or perhaps a deer had taken a nibble out of one side. Dad would cut it open right there in the field and we would eat the icy cold watermelon smiles. I don’t think I have ever had a sweeter “smile.” So this fact is deeply ingrained in me: A few spots on an apple or a slightly overripe peach does not render the fruit less than perfect. When it comes time to put up my sauce this year, I will seek out the second-grade tomatoes at a farm stand. This week’s recipe (p. 25), Peach Crumble, offers a way to use imperfect peaches, or those that get too ripe before you get around to eating them. Preserving jams is another way to “waste not, want not.” In this week’s Home & Garden section, we list area farm markets where you can find a bounty of locally grown Jersey produce. Just don’t demand perfection. If you want fewer pesticides and a safer environment, you can cast that vote with your produce purchases. Kids, try not to be picky eaters, and parents, look for the ugliest tomatoes you can find. If they’re Jersey tomatoes, you know it will not affect the taste one iota. I FREE Business Checking & FREE Online Business Banking Dial 1-800-690-3440 for more information or see us online at www.newfieldbank.com to sign-up for Online Business Banking. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Real-time Online! the grapevine { 7 } Member FDIC I Letters to the Editor a meal, it’s like going to a transportation museum free and the food is your option. It should be noted that almost all local cruises are free and that makes for an inexpensive outing for everyone. Enjoy one of Summer’s many activities by making plans to visit a classic car cruise. It’s a fun way to bring back memories. —Ben Notaro, Vineland Summer Fun with Old Cars I’ve been an automobile aficionado for many years. My passion for cars really became ignited in 1963 with the introduction of the new Corvette Sting Ray. Cars have played a part in most all of our lives from the one that dad drove mom to the hospital when you were born to the ride that you had on your first date. Memorable times and that special, faithful automobile that had a role in the significance of these times. So, what is a great source of bringing back some memories of the past then to attend a local car cruise. Cruising has changed since the heyday of riding Landis Avenue and showing off your special car. It now has cruisers congregating at local establishments and hanging out for a few hours to talk about “the good old days” and, of course, cars. Enjoying old cars is not just a participant hobby, as one observes the Landis Avenue cruise each June. It’s a time to take the family and go to a “living” automotive museum. It really is a participant and spectator hobby. Most car cruises are held at or near restaurants or food locations. If you know of a location for a cruise and want to enjoy Photo: South Jersey Cruisers Association Car Club’s recent cruise at Bennigan’s Restaurant in Vineland with over 120 cars and many spectators and family out to enjoy. The Sign Tells All west40autodetailing.vpweb.com (Bluebell Rd & Rt. 40 Vineland) Auto Detailing & Headlight Restora on WEST 40 (856) 305-2884 Advertise in { 8 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 The Grapevine and get incredible results. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: sales@grapevinenewspaper.com today. I have been involved with protecting one of our most precious natural resources for over 20 years in Salem and Cumberland County. You probably remember your childhood when you took a dip in a local lake or enjoyed boating and fishing in that lake. Today it is hard to find a lake you can do these things. In Salem County most of our lakes are polluted. The U.S. Government requires each State to perform what they call the Needs Survey. [Editor’s Note: A Needs From New Jersey NRCS report from New Jersey’s Performance Results System (PRS) Report most recent Needs Survey appears at left.] The survey County A/F # Total Needs identifies the major ATLANTIC 34004001022 $719,372 source of pollution in BERGEN 34001005021 $360,701 Salem County coming BURLINGTON 34007206022 $12,153,176 from excessive sediment CAMDEN 34006001021 $16,132,101 and agriculture runoff CAPE MAY 34004013026 $158,855 containing fecal coliform. CUMBERLAND 34005018021 $1,368,451 My county is rated ESSEX $306 GLOUCESTER 34006039022 $1,123,899 No.1 while Cumberland HUDSON $0 County’s rating is 7th as HUNTERDON 34002501021 $1,605,468 needing the most monies MERCER 34001007021 $1,602,256 to address the sources MIDDLESEX 34002065021 $1,051,387 and find ways to prevent MONMOUTH 34002001021 $1,789,147 this type of pollution. MORRIS 34001032021 $33,733 State agencies say it is OCEAN 341″31500021 $1,720,420 difficult to address these PASSAIC 34001055021 $33,810 issues without regulating SALEM 34005310021 $80,528,603 the way farmers operate 34002097021 $714,916 SOMERSET their business. One local SUSSEX 34009507022 $923,489 agent in the local Soil UNION $0 Conservation Agency WARREN 34008105021 $6,821,066 told me and my wife he TOTAL $128,841,155 wants all the lakes to fill in—which in time, they will, if we do nothing—and that is exactly what we are doing. I believe this is why the State wants all the dams to be condemned and removed. If we don’t have lakes, we do not have to worry about maintaining them and we would not have to regulate farming. One bad farm can harm all farmers by creating the need for unnecessary enforceable laws. We do not need any more laws; what we need is good common sense and agencies that care and do not play politics. We live under one law, no one should be exempt. Remember: “KEEP NEW JERSEY GREEN – NOT OUR WATERS!” —Emerson Eisele, Upper Pittsgrove Twp. Culinary Adventures I want you to know how much I look forward to Stephen Wilson’s food column each week. It is obvious he takes the subject quite seriously and knows what he’s talking about when he describes ingredients and how they come together. Steve’s reviews are right up there with ones you read from folks who write reviews for a living. Stephen’s comments about the Cape May Salts served at the Dune in Margate are dead on. A good friend and I are so hooked on them that on a recent trip down to The Merion Inn in Cape May with our wives for dinner, we stopped at the Lobster House’s Schooner Bar to get the Salts which I knew were not on The Merion’s menu. Extra horseradish and the drizzle of vinegar Steve mentioned are mandatory. Oyster lovers have favorites like Barron Point, Belon, Blue Point, Malpeque, Kumamoto and others, but there is something about the clean, firm texture and wonderfully salty finish of the Cape May Salt that, for me, trumps all the other, more expensive and exotic varieties. Your foodie readers may be interested in three outstanding BYOB’s we’ve visited recently in Philadelphia. Modo Mia at 161 W. Girard Ave. offers an inexpensive, three-course Menu Turista for $33. (A La Carte also available). Some of the best, authentic Italian food to be found anywhere. Little Fish at 600 Catherine St. offers unbelievably fresh and exotic presentations of seafood like Halibut, gnocchi, fava bean chanterelle mushroom truffle. Probably the smallest and most intimate restaurant anywhere. August at 1247 S. 13th St. offers an extremely intimate, quite setting with superlative presentations of pasta and seafood. Thanks for dedicating a portion of The Grapevine to the serious presentation of real food. Bon Appetit! —Bob Giordano, Vineland For Every Woman’s Imaging Needs, We’re Here For You When your physician orders an ultrasound or DEXA scan, South Jersey Healthcare has five area locations to serve you. And now each location features digital mammography for a faster and more accurate diagnosis. But that’s not all we offer. 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Prior to this, there was no interest in these properties except for their wood, and Landis now found these owners “anx- VINELAND’S 148TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Open House at the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society: Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. • 11 a.m.: Doors open • Noontime: Singing of national anthem outside around flagpole by Vinelander Ashley Birmingham and prayer by Rev. Ellen Rutherford of Vineland’s First Church, Trinity Episcopal Church • 12:20 p.m.: Politicians speaking • 1 p.m.: Cake cutting • 1:30 p.m.: Lecture by Vince Farinaccio • 2 p.m.: Kids’ program Kids’ activities will include an essay contest, about 200 words, for ages 8 & up—”My Life in Vineland,” and a picture contest, ages 7 & younger—”My Life in Vineland.” Deadline is August 15. The winning entries will be printed in a future issue of The Grapevine. ious to sell.” He hired a man who came highly recommended and who “was acquainted with property holders in South Jersey” and began inquiring after purchasing these “exceptions.” The town founder soon increased his holdings, buying from such people as Fislerville (now Clayton) resident John M. Moore who provided 800 acres and became Landis’s New York agent in the process. A third venture, the creation of a monthly publication called Vineland Rural that would help market the town, was also organized in the three months after the stake had been driven. Landis’s fourth endeavor would prove to be a catch-22. The attempt to establish a post office in an unpopulated town was turned down because, quite logically, there were no residents to receive or send mail. Landis, however, felt that the post office would help draw settlers if it was already there waiting for them. He paid a visit to Washington, D.C. to speak with the Second Assistant Postmaster, who turned down the founder’s pleas on economic grounds. A meeting with President John Tyler’s son, Robert, whom Landis had met previously in Philadelphia, led to another confrontation with the Second Assistant Postmaster, who still considered the proposal absurd. Robert Tyler’s intervention indicated that he was considerably familiar with Landis’ accomplishments. The president’s son identified Landis’ founding of Hammonton as “an Countdown to 150 Preparations are already underway for the Vineland Sesquicentennial celebration in 2011. Mayor Robert Romano has appointed a Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) headed by Dr. Frank DeMaio to begin coordinating the events that will soon fill the city’s 150th year. The group has met twice so far in order to gather information and initiate the process of contacting various organizations that will help bring the festivities to life. “Right now, it’s in its infancy as far as getting ideas out,” committee member Joe Profetto said of this phase of the BRC’s work. “We’re trying to gather people and put together the various events that would take place. “We’re looking forward to many of the organizations, churches and groups to come forward to assist.” While specifics have yet to be worked out, fireworks and an historical costume ball seem to be on the short list of events that may fill more than just the weeks surrounding August 8, 2011. Much of the summer of 1961 was spent celebrating the city’s Centennial. That celebration was largely coordinated by an outside group specializing in such occasions. “I don’t think we need to bring in an outside person to do this,” Profetto said of the Sesquicentennial. “We’ve got enough talented people in the city.” An upcoming press conference, which may be held as early as this week, is expected to reveal more details of Vineland’s 150th Birthday Celebration. VINTAGE VINELAND Vineland Male Chorus Only the chorus leader, holding the baton, has been identified. Do you know any of the other men? Over the years, the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society has acquired many old-time images. Kate Harbold, at the Society, is busy cataloging the photos from Vineland’s rich past, but she needs the help of The Grapevine readers in identifying the people and places captured on film so long ago. If you know something about this portrait, we ask that you contact either Harbold at the Society or use the contact information on page 4 to inform us. HERE’S WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This photo of the Vineland Male Chorus was taken around the 1950s, and was led by William Trevarthen, who is the man sitting in the front holding the baton. But the names of all the other men in the picture are not known. The mission of the VHAS is to acquire, maintain, and preserve Vineland’s history. The Society was founded in 1864, just three years after the establishment of the town of Vineland. It is the second oldest historical society in New Jersey, second only to the New Jersey Historical Society. The VHAS consists of a museum, library, and archives, open to the public on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., same hours Tuesday through Friday for research. It is located at 108 South Seventh Street, Vineland (691-1111). { 10 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 Cartridge World goes out of its way to help businesses by delivering the ink and toner cartridges you need to your o ce, for less. Why visit a superstore just to pay more? Over 1,700 locations worldwide Magnolia Court Shopping Center Vineland, NJ 08360 856-692-0372 1370 S. Main Rd. Main Road Magnolia Rd Mail Room Organics Market ©2008 Cartridge World. All rights reserved. The Global Ink and Toner Experts www.cartridgeworldusa.com/Store305 enterprise I should have counted among the impossibilities had I not known of it” and of his new town as “a much greater affair.” Tyler’s defense successfully earned Vineland its first post office, but not without a few stipulations. Landis would serve as the postmaster and also pay a $20 annual fee. It was not until October that Landis finally settled in Vineland permanently. He took up residence at Andrew Sharp’s house at Main Road and Park Avenue. Occupying a room in the northeast corner of the dwelling, Landis filled the rooms across from it with “my maps, and business table, and the draughting board of the surveyor.” It was also in October that the first ads for the town were placed in the New York Herald, the Public Ledger and the Boston Journal. Landis writes that letters soon began arriving and that he replied to each one he received, including a copy of the Rural as well. The initial advertising drew someone Landis refers to only as “a little Englishman,” but A. G. Warner’s Vineland and Vinelanders, identifies this gentleman as J.G. Colson who arrived from New York County residents. Vineland’s first house, built in 1862, is on the grounds. • Vineland Historical Society: 108 S. Seventh St., Vineland. Open Tues. & Sat. 1-4 p.m. 856-691-1111. www.vinelandhistory.org. 2. WARREN LUMMIS GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL LIBRARY. Holds more than 900 genological files, a deed index starting in 1800, and maps and surveys as far back as 1700. Local newspaper collections begin in 1795. The N.J. and U.S. Census are available from the early 1800s. The staff will do limited research. • Lummis Library, 981 Ye Greate St., Greenwich. Open Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., Sat. Sun. 1-4 p.m. 856-455-8580. www.cchistsoc.org/museums-hours.html. Searches begin at $5 plus photocopy fees. 3. EAST POINT LIGHTHOUSE. Erected in and spent a day examining Landis’ maps and discussing the area. By his second day in town, Colson bought some property, making him the first person to purchase land in the Vineland area from Landis. Warner writes that this transaction consisted of 10 acres between Oak and Wheat Roads west of the Boulevard. According to Landis, the sale occurred just as Richard Wood “had become quite impatient to see something done…” Since any deeds needed to be signed by Wood at the time, a trip to Millville was necessary, and Landis writes of Wood’s astonishment: “…to think that a man would come down from New York and purchase a piece of this land for cash.” Accompanying Landis and Colson back to Vineland, Wood took Andrew Sharp aside and discussed the first sale. Later the town founder learned that Wood had “charged [Sharp] to help and facilitate Mr. Landis in every possible way; for…he must be a great man.” In the first three months of Vineland’s existence, Landis managed to expand the main roadway, add a post office, establish a publication, buy up additional land, promote his new town and sell his first property here. Imagine what he might have accomplished if he had been living in this area the entire time. I 1849, the East Point Lighthouse is the second oldest standing lighthouse in the state. The lantern room offers a nice view of the surrounding marsh. This a favorite spot not only for history enthusiasts, but also for bird watchers, photographers and artists. • East Point: Heislerville. Open for tours by appointment, Contact the Maurice River Historical Society for more information at Maurice River Historical Society PO Box 141 Heislerville, NJ 08324 or e-mail them at: eastpointlighthousenj@yahoo.com. 4. SPRINGTOWN. Located in Greenwich Township, Springtown developed after 1786 when Quakers were legally allowed to sell land to free blacks. It is one of the oldest African-American settlements in the country. For many fugitive slaves, Springtown was a temporary Underground Railway destination before they moved on; for others it ABOVE: This life-size, 1870s-era portrait of Vineland founder Charles K. Landis hangs in the main parlor room at the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society building at Seventh and Elmer streets. LEFT: A map of the Vineland Tract from 1865 shows the one-square-mile town of Vineland and the land surrounding it, with the names of landowners marked on their property locations. Five Points of Interest for the History Buff { MICKEY BRANDT } If you value history, you’ll find a wealth of it in many local places. Here are a few offerings, which can be part of the history buff’s “stay-cation.” 1. VINELAND HISTORICAL AND ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. Second in age only to the N.J. Historical Society, it holds a vast collection of books, newspapers, ephemera, maps, artifacts, and paintings relating to Vineland and its founder, Charles K. Landis. There are exhibits featuring area glass and the Civil War and detailed genealogies of Cumberland became the end of their running. Before and during the Civil War, Springtown was a center for abolitionist activity. The Bethel AME Church there was built in 1783; it can be viewed but is not open to the public. • For more information, call 856-451-2700. 5. HISTORIC MAURICETOWN. You can go antiquing in the several shops and view the 200-year-old captains’ houses along the tree-lined streets. The Caesar Hoskins Cabin is the oldest structure in the county. The original cabin portion of the house was constructed by unknown builders, possibly the Swedes, sometime prior to the year 1714. The cabin is a rare specimen with its interior in original condition. • Mauricetown Historical Society. Cabin open by appointment. 856-785-0457 www.co.cumberland.nj.us/content/163/235 /851/1067.aspx WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Do You Have Dangerous Trees? Call For Your Free Evaluation Good, Clean Work At Reasonable Prices Don’t Be Fooled. Call A Certified Aborist. For All Your Tree Care. the grapevine { 11 } Pruning • Tree Removals • Storm Damage Elevations • Shrubbery Trimming • Stump Grinding Owner Operated Local Business • Fully Insured Owner Working At All Jobs! 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The top 10 contestants from American Idol season 8 make a stop here. 7 p.m. $40.50-$69.50. www.ticketmaster.com AUGUST 7 AND 8 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 2931200. Fri.: TBA, 9 p.m. Sat.: TBA, 9 p.m., SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Book Signing. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Local author Ann Boyle signs her book, Turn of the Sentry. 9 a.m.3 p.m. WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST Nightlife at Ramada. Harry’s Lounge at Ramada, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 696-3800. Wednesday: Ladies Night, 1/2 price appetizers all night and live entertainment. Happy Hour MondaySaturday, 4-6 p.m. $1 off all drinks. Moon Dance Party, $3 Blue Moon drafts, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday: Latin Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday: Country Western Dance Party (beer and shot specials), 8 p.m.-midnight. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 JerseyShows.com Presents. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 6 p.m. $10. AUGUST 6, 7, AND 8 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. AUGUST 5, 6, 7, 8, AND 11 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Wednesday: ’70s and ’80s Throwback Night (frozen drink specials) 8 p.m.midnight, Thursday.: Karaoke with DJ Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday: Blue SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Danielle Deckard. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. ADVERTISE IN The Grapevine and get incredible results. Get amazing results from your advertising campaign in The Grapevine. Get the benefit of our distribution to every residence in Vineland (approx. 22,250)! Ride the wave of excitement as The Grapevine’s debut has excited our town’s citizens. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: sales@grapevinenewspaper.com today. SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 Bud Cavallo Duo. Bridgeton Riverfront Park, Bridgeton. 7 p.m. Free concert. 4531675. AUGUST 6, 7, AND 8 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., THROUGH AUGUST 31 Myer Glick Artwork. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 794-4244. Included in the exhibit are original paintings in acrylic and watercolors displayed in the Doris Tripp Exhibit Room. Hand-crafted stained glass work is exhibited in the display cases on the first floor of the library. This exhibit focuses on local resident Myer Glick’s zest for life and the beauty he finds in the world. A reception to meet the artist takes place on Monday, August 17, from 6-8 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Glick developed his love of art as a child in Warsaw, Poland. Upon arriving in the United States in 1949, Glick lived in Philadelphia and attended the Fleischer Memorial Art School where he worked with watercolors, oils and acrylics. Glick began working in stained glass art in the 1980s. He has exhibited at Cumberland County College, winning awards at the local and state level. Glick is a Holocaust survivor from the Warsaw Ghetto and the notorious Auschwitz-Birdenau concentration camps. He and his wife, Nella, are recipients of the prestigious Miles Lerman Holocaust Education Award and were presented with honorary associate degrees from Cumberland County College. { 12 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 MONDAY, AUGUST 10 Corky Gale’s Combo. Giampetro Park Enrico Serra Band Shell, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Free concert. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 Through the Eyes of the Dead. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $10$12. (frontgatetickets.com). THROUGH AUGUST 10 Tara Jacoby Art Exhibit. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Her work ranges from ink drawings, watercolor paintings, digital media and oil paintings. FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 Art Show Opening/Artists Reception. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Wine and cheese reception for new art exhibit. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 Shai Hulud. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 Second Friday Art Exhibit. Martini Shoes, 613A Landis Ave., Vineland. Paintings from local artists are featured including Sue Mounier, Judy Miller, Paula Pagluighi, Carole Ward, Lynn Martini and special guest Miss Tyler Cheli, student of well-known local artist, Margaret Ricci. Refreshments and live entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Happy Birthday Vineland FRESH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 Bob Ferris Orchestra. Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Ave., Richland. Swinging standards from the big band era. 7 p.m. rain or shine. Seating available or bring a lawn chair. Free. FO ODS MARKET – (Opposite Vineland Post O ce) & SPECIALT Y AT THE CASINOS HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE This Week’s Feature Vineland’s 148th Birthday Party Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. HEADLINERS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Erykah Badu. Showboat House of Blues. 8 p.m., $55, $50, $45. 9 p.m. (except during headliner engagements) 1-800-298-4200. Comedy Stop at the Trop. Three comics nightly. Sun.-Thurs., 9 p.m., $23; Fri., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $23; Sat., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $28. Order tickets by phone at the Comedy Stop Box Office: 1-877-FUNNY-AC or 609-348-0920. comedystop.com. Fame. Tropicana. Monday and Thursday 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. And it’s All FREE! FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 Crosby, Stills & Nash. Borgata. 8 p.m. $86, $76. 1-800-298-4200. Get the Led Out. Hilton. 9 p.m. $25. Cyndi Lauper and Rosie o’Donnell. Showboat House of Blues. 9 p.m., $50.50, $45.50, $40.50, $35.50. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Mike Jones vs. Larry Mosley. Bally’s. Unbeaten welterweight Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, and veteran Larry Mosley, of Los Angeles, square off. 7:30 p.m., $75, $50. The Celebration Continues at the AUGUST 7 AND 8 Marc Anthony. Trump Taj Mahal. 9 p.m. $108 and $88. Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Van Morrison Performing Astral Weeks LIVE. Caesars. 8 p.m. $325, $275, $150. Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson with Peabo Bryson. Hilton. 8 p.m. $45. Gov’t Mule. Showboat House of Blues. 8 p.m., $35, $25. Sugar Ray. Tropicana. 9 p.m. $25-$45. The Belmonts. Trump Marina. 8 p.m. $30. THROUGH AUGUST 9 A Bronx Tale. Harrah’s. Tues.-Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 9 pm. $65, $55, $40. – THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5 Hypno-Sterical. Trump Marina. Thurs, and Fri. 9 p.m., Sat. 10 p.m. $22.50. Jersey Fresh Produce THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Carnival of Wonders. Trump Plaza. 8 p.m. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat.; 9 p.m. Fri.; 3 and 7 p.m. Sun. $25. Market Runs through August 15 WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Cirque Dreams Pandemonia. Taj Mahal. 8 p.m. Wed., Thurs;, 9 p.m. Fri.; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $35 and $25. 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Like many parties, it gets bigger as you keep planning, and we got help from some friends—the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society and the Friends of Historic Vineland. So after the Market is over at noon, the fun and celebrating will keep right on going throughout the afternoon at the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society building. The festivities start in the morning at the Market. Re-enactors from the Friends of Historic Vineland will be on hand to portray legendary figures in our city’s history. There will be historical displays, Miss Kathy and Mr. Ed will entertain with games and a prize chest, and we’ll have a large birthday cake to top off the first part of the celebration. Over at the Vineland Historical Society, at 108 S. Seventh Street, an open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be tours of the building, another birthday cake, programs for the kids, and lots more. The big 150th birthday celebration is two years off and plans are already underway for that, but this will be a great warm-up. *** The following Saturday, August 15, will be the last week of the Market. It will feature the Kids Clothesline Art Show, and it’s not too late to register. Participants can enter to win fun prizes in two contests—(1) create their own artwork at the Market or bring a favorite drawing from home, and (2) show off their sidewalk drawing talent in the Chalk Art Contest. Both contests will be judged in the following age groups—3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, and 12-14 years. The art session will begin at 9 a.m. *** Each week of the Market, you can cast your vote in the Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest. The winner will be crowned at the International Food & Cultural Festival on Saturday, August 22, and will ride in the Holiday Parade on November 28. All the proceeds will go toward the great cause of downtown revitalization. Presented by VDID/Main Street Vineland and sponsored again by Sun National Bank, the Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon. We’ll have a large birthday cake to top off the first part of the celebration. *** Enjoy a real “virtual vacation” at the International Food & Cultural Festival on August 22, from 3 to 8 p.m., on the 500 block of Landis Avenue. Food, musicians, dancers, artists, and crafters from a variety of cultures will be featured, along with the return of our popular Homemade Wine Competition and the addition of a Tomato Sauce Competition. Partnering with this event is the Mayor’s Youth Council, which is sponsoring its Youth Fest on Sixth Street, between Landis Avenue and Elmer Street. More about this exciting event will be in future columns. *** For all the downtown events, support the downtown merchants and businesses. If you can stop into any of them during the events, please do so. If you do not have an opportunity during that time, make a point of coming back later. The businesses, and we at VDID/Main Street Vineland, will greatly appreciate your support and patronage. For more information on VDID/Main Street Vineland’s “endless summer” of events and activities, call the office at 7948653 or visit www.mainstreetvineland.org. Bring a friend and share the fun Buy one, get one FREE! Buy One Buy One $ 29 29 99 99 FREE FREE Get One Get One San Juan Festival Vineland’s longest running social services program, Casa PRAC, held its annual San Juan Festival Saturday, August 1, at the North Italy Hall. “It celebrates the diversity of youth in Cumberland County,” said Luz Petty, member of Casa PRAC . Petty has been with the organization for three years and said this year has been the best turnout for the event that she has seen. The Festival was headlined by a visit from Gov. Jon S. Corzine. A Dominican dance group kicked off the daylong festivities. Mayor Robert Romano volunteered to sit in the dunk tank. Master Eric King, head instructor and owner of Arts in Motion Karate, led his group of students in a martial arts presentation. “We came out to display the fellowship with the Spanish community,” King said. “A good majority of our students are Hispanic and it’s important we give back to the community.” Along with the many shows throughout the day, there were also Spanish foods such as pastilles, pinchos, and pastilillos. “It’s nice to be out here because this is part of my heritage,” said Mariluz West, whose daughter participated with Arts in Motion Karate. Sonny Lugo of WMIZ 1270 volunteered his time to be the emcee and DJ. “We love doing this for the Spanish community. Having it done here at the North Italy unites the whole community,” Lugo explained. To add to the festivities, Bridgetonbased Wheels of Thunder held a car show. Fred and Rita Polhamus brought their 1931 Model A right-hand drive to be judged. 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The simultaneous pressure on New Jersey’s farmers to relinquish their land for lucrative real estate transactions, changed the face of the Garden State so that the once dominant rural landscape became a hidden treasure, out of sight and out of mind of New Jersey’s increasing population. In 1984, the State of New Jersey took a major step to recreate an awareness of fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture developed the Jersey Fresh program, under then secretary of agriculture, Art Brown, recently retired county agricultural agent and professor, Rutgers NJAES. The early Jersey Fresh program featured professionally developed point-of-purchase materials and radio and billboard advertising. To increase grocery store use of New Jersey produce, the department established contact with the retail sector and food chains to become involved in the program. Billed as one of the first programs of its kind, Jersey Fresh gave a star performance in its first year, making considerable gains in consumer awareness and trade usage. According to Brown, the Jersey Fresh success story spread quickly. As the program grew in prominence, other States began to adapt the Jersey Fresh model to their own situations. The second season of the Jersey Fresh program expanded the scope by adding a Jersey Fresh TOMATO AND PEACH TASTING • Tuesday, August 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. • Rutgers Agricultural Research and Experiment Center, 121 Northville Rd. Upper Deerfield (near Bridgeton) Cumberland County. Summer Sale Mandevillas on Sale Plus w/Coupon take additional $4.00 OFF $5.00 OFF exp. 08/11/09 Reg. Price Quality Grading program where growers agreed to be licensed and to follow department packing guidelines. This further enhanced buyer confidence and increased retail use. 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Growers Of Quality Plants For All Your Gardening Needs Farm Markets in the Region Source: Rutgers Cooperative Extension A Taste Of The Garden State 298 Columbia Hwy., Bridgeton Directions: Near the town of Shiloh and Rt. 49; Call for specific directions Phone: (856) 453-5749 Open: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Available: Unique store that features non-perishable food items from NJ businesses; Specialty is Garden State gift baskets—great for sending family and friends. Adamucci Farms, Inc. 152 Trench Rd., Bridgeton Phone: (856) 451-4069 Open: July 15 – Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Roadside Market: Peaches, Nectarines Bachinsky Farms 905 Tuckahoe Rd., Milmay Phone: (856) 696-4695 Hanging Baskets • Bedding Plants • Garden Decorations • Flowering Shrubs • Soils • Mulches, and much more! 470 N. Union Rd. 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Phone: (856) 691-6779 Open: Daily, Apr. 1 – Thanksgiving, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m Roadside Market: Tomatoes; corn; melons; strawberries; all other fruits & vegetables Also Available: Bedding plants; hanging baskets; planters; nursery stock; cut flowers; dried flowers; fall mums; bakery on premises; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Badaracco Farms, Inc 954 Union Rd., Vineland Directions: From Landis Avenue, turn right to head south on Union Rd. (Rt. 671), 1 mi. Phone: (856) 691-5531 Open: July – Sept., 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Oct. – Dec., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Roadside Market: Peaches, pears, apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, vegetables, greens Apple Varieties: Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap. 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Phone: (856) 455-5408 Open: Daily, Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Roadside Market: Pumpkins Also Available: Fall ornamentals Cruzandale Farms Harvest Quarters 434 Rt. 540, Bridgeton Phone: (856) 455-8737 Open: 7 a.m.-dusk Roadside Market: Pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn stalks, straw Also Available: Already-made gourd basket centerpieces Donato Brothers 337 Weymouth Rd., Landisville Directions: Landisville between Rt. 40 & Rt. 54 Phone: (856) 697-0404 Open: July – Dec., Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM Roadside Market: Apples Apple Varieties: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Mutsu, Paula Red, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap D’Ott’s Farm Market 3308 E. Landis Ave, Vineland Directions: From Rt. 47 and Rt. 55 East on Landis Phone: (856) 691-5565 Open: May – Nov, Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roadside Market: All Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Fresh Jersey Cantaloupes, Greens, Corn; Melons & Tomatoes are our specialty Also Available: Jams, Jellies, Extra Large Assortment of Flowers, Planters, Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Pouches & Much More. Du Bose Farm 28 Ayars Lane, Bridgeton Phone: (856) 455-5811 Open: July – Dec., Monday – Saturday Roadside Market: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits NOFA Certified Organic Four Seasons Farm Market 601 Fordville Rd., Bridgeton Phone: (856) 451-8341 Open: June – January, Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Roadside Market: Vegetables; onions; tomatoes; peppers; collard greens; peas; beans Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Horse Hay Acres 329 Old Mill Rd., Greenwich Directions: 1 2 mi. W of Ye Greate St. on Old Mill Rd., First farm on Right; W of Gum Tree Corner Rd. Intersection Phone: (856) 455-3640 Open: Daily Available: Timothy Hay, Orchard Grass Hay Ingraldi Farms Cedarville Rd. & Rieck Ave., Millville Directions: On Cedarville Rd. across from Rieck Ave., close to Millville Airport Phone: (856) 451-1019 or (609) 381-4221 Open: April- October 31, 7 days a week Roadside Market: Tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, peppers, strawberries, blueberries, melons, asparagus, and more Pick Your Own: Strawberries Also Available: Pickles Jericho Gardens – MR Dickinson & Son 1256 Roadstown Rd., Bridgeton Phone: (856) 451-3978 Open: May – October, Mon. – Sun. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Roadside Market: Vegetables; herbs; tomatoes; peppers (hot & sweet); green beans; lima beans; pumpkins; lettuce Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Joe’s Produce Market 481 East Elmer Rd., Vineland Directions: On Elmer Rd. off Delsea Dr. or Main Rd.; on corner of East & Elmer Rds. Phone: (856) 794-8210 Open: March – Oct. & Dec. 1 – Christmas, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Roadside Market: Spring: Easter crosses; summer: fresh Jersey produce; corn; tomatoes; peppers; melons; eggplants; zucchini; pickles; fall: pumpkins; gourds; cornstalks; mums; hay stacks; Also Available: Christmas grave blankes, crosses; logs Lake View Farms – Nardelli Bros. Inc. 54 N Main St., Cedarville Directions: Route 553 South Phone: (856) 447-4020, Fax: (856) 447-3990 Open: April – November, Monday – Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Roadside Market: All fruits & vegetables Levari’s Petals & Produce 5012 Landis Ave., Vineland Phone: (856) 696-9811 Open: Year Round Roadside Market: Fruits; vegetables Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Lillian’s Market 3834 Rt. 47, Port Elizabeth Directions: Rt. 55 S to Rt. 47, 2.5 mi. on the right side Phone: (856) 293-0099, Fax: (856) 785-8135 Open: May – November (until Christmas with greens), Daily, 8 am – dark Roadside Market: Asparagus thru zucchini, all home-grown fruits, vegetables Also Available: Honey, dressings, relish, preserves, bedding plants, cut flowers, potted flowers, Christmas – wreaths, blankets, sprays, greens, WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Marlboro Farm Market & Garden Center 601 Route 49, Bridgeton Directions: 3 mi. W of Shiloh Phone: (856) 451-3138 Open: Year round, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Roadside Market: Tree-ripened peaches; apples; pumpkins; sweet corn; strawberries; blueberries; full line of produce Pick Your Own: Pumpkins Also Available: Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; bedding plants; seasonal flowers; shrubs; trees; apple cider; pumpkin hay rides in fall; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Meadow View Farms Transport 92 Causeway Rd., Bridgeton Directions: Stow Creek Twp. Phone: (856) 455-1882 Open: Call for hours & produce availability Mollinelli’s Tuckahoe Rd.. (Rt. 557), Milmay Phone: (856) 691-9224 Directions: From Vineland, take Landis Avenue east to Rt. 557 S (Tuckahoe Road). Roadside Market: Tomatoes; corn; melons; other fruits & vegetables Muzzarelli’s Farm Market 3460 Oak Road, Vineland Directions: From Rt. 40, W to Oak Rd. approx. 5 mi. on left; From Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), E on Oak Rd. approx 5 mi. on right Phone: (856) 691-2497 Open: June 15- October 31, Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Roadside Market: Herbs, lettuces, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beets, leeks, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, cucumbers, squash, winter squash, peaches, plums, nectarines, and many more Also Available: Pickles Nantuxent Farms 439 Baptist Rd., Newport Phone: (856) 447-3917 Open: June – Nov., 6/7 a.m.-Sunset Roadside Market: Sweet Corn, Vegetables, Melons, Okra, Pumpkins, Lima Beans Also Available: Gourds Home Delivery, Retail & Wholesale Petrini’s Farm Market Rt. 40, Newfield Directions: Rt. 40 Between Rt. 555 & Blue Bell Rd. Phone: (856) 697-4539 Open: Summer: Daily 8 AM – 8 PM, Winter: Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM Roadside Market: Jersey Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Also Available: Pies, Other Baked Goods (baked on premises), Annuals, Perennials, Fresh Cut Flowers, Fruit Baskets, Gift Baskets, Jellies, Jams, Pasta, Pasta Sauces Pontano Farms 3937 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Open: April 4 to October 31 Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m-4 p.m. Raehaven Farms 109 Bacon’s Neck Rd. (Rt. 642), Greenwich Directions: 2 mi. W of Historical Greenwich Open: Daily, Memorial Day – Hallloween, Sunrise – Sunset Roadside Market: Vegetables, Small Fruits, Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), Melons, Tomatoes, Hot Peppers (many varieties) Rottkamp Farms Inc. 780 Shiloh Pike, Bridgeton Directions: 4 mi. west of Bridgeton Phone: (856) 451-2359 Roadside Market: Fruits & vegetables Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Santaniello Farms Oak & Lincoln Ave., Vineland Directions: Call for directions Phone: (856) 691-3769 Open: Year round Roadside Market: Greens; melons; specializing in many produce varieties Sparacio’s Farm Market 670 Landis Avenue, Bridgeton Directions: From Rt. 55 take exit 32B (56 West) for 3.5 mi. From Morton Ave. go West on Landis Ave. (Rt 56) for .5 mi, From Rt. 77 go East on 56 (Landis Ave.) 3 mi Phone: (856) 451-4142 Open: May-Oct Roadside Market: Strawberries, peas, and a variety of fruits and vegetables $ 00 ONLY 7 { 20 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 Tuesday Evenings – 7:45 pm Everyone Welcomed Exercise in a new FUN WAY! at 2205 Delsea Dr. Franklinville, NJ (856) 694-2141 for more information! Current Vaccinations & Vet checked Family Raised Parents on site Everyone Needs a Marley! Pick Your Own: Strawberries Also Available: Chocolate covered berries, strawberry shortcake, smoothies, milkshakes, icecream. Sunny Slope Farms of NJ 400 Greenwich Rd., Bridgeton Directions:South at Rt. 49 & West Ave. intersection, take 2nd right off West Ave. onto Rt. 607 (Greenwich Rd.), located 3/4 mi on left Phone: (856) 451-0022 Open: Mid July – December, Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Roadside Market: Apples, peaches (white, yellow), nectarines (white, yellow) Apple Varieties: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap Also Available: Apple cider, WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted Walker’s Farm Market 105 Porchtown Rd., Pittsgrove Directions: Between Elner and Malaga. Right off of Rt 40 near Rt 55. Farm sign on Rt 40 at Porchtown Road traffic light. Phone: (856) 358-1318, Fax: (856) 358-6127 Web site: www.walkersfarmmarket.com Open: Daily, Apr. 1 – Oct., Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Roadside Market: Asparagus, Strawberries, Squash, Radishes, Squash, Ranapo Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peaches, Blueberries, Watermelons, Cantalopes, Pumpkins, Apples Also Available: Bedding plants (flowers and vegetables) and hanging baskets Weaver’s Farm Market 762 Garden Rd., Pittsgrove Directions: 1 2 mi. W of Rt. 55 (Exit 35) on Garden Rd. just W of Vineland Industrial Park & Brotmanville Phone: (856) 692-9481 Open: Apr. – Oct., Monday – Saturday 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m Roadside Market: Hydroponically-grown Greenhouse Vegetables, In-season Garden Produce. Specializing in Early Tomatoes, Strawberries, Seedless Watermelon Also Available: Mulch Products Hydroponically-grown Greenhouse Willow Brook Farm 135 Seeley Rd, Bridgeton Directions: 1 mi. 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Jill had offered to bring something, so she grabbed some eggplant Parmesan from the freezer. I had pre-made it for future dinners and hopefully would have found it even if Jen hadn’t called. Jill also picked up a few peaches, leftover carrot cake scraps, some “sticky bun goo” (a mixture of brown sugar, butter and spices that we use for our sticky buns at the bakery) and a bottle of her homemade strawberry liquor. We packed up the car and took off for Jen and Ryan’s. A We had two stops to make on the way. The first was at Wawa to pick up a pint of vanilla ice cream, and the second was at the liquor store on Main and Wheat, H & K. I had never been to that liquor store before, and I was pleased with the selection of wines that they had on hand. We picked up a bottle of Asti, a sweet sparkling wine, as well as a bottle of New Jersey Red from a winery in Hammonton. When we arrived at Jen’s house, the oven was on and the eggplant Parm went in to heat up. Jill then put a smear of the sticky bun goo in the bottom of a baking dish, placed the halved peaches on top of this butter/sugar mixture, and placed that pan in the oven next to the eggplant Parmesan. Jen had prepared what I consider an all-American meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and cucumber salad. Fresh roasted peppers, most likely picked from the farm field behind their house, sat in a bowl on the table. Because we were running a little late, mostly everything was done so we talked and played with baby Addison before we ate. Addison had recently begun to eat solid foods, so Ryan decided to feed her before the grown-ups ate. I forgot how messy babies are when they eat! She gobbled up her carrot puree and soggy cereal with great pleasure. With each spoonful that went into her mouth, half of it ended up Experience The Difference QUESO OR GUACAMOLE QUESO OR GUACAMOLE with this ad FREE SIDE OF RESTAURANT • LOUNGE • BAKERY ! NOW OPEN HOALWAYS FREERE CKSALSA! 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Bakery 856-697-3400 856-697-1757 RETAIL STORE OPEN Mon. – Fri. 7am – 5:30pm Sat. 9am – 3pm www.contespasta.com contespasta@comcast.net on her face, where Papa Ryan gently scooped it back in. It was so much fun watching the whole interaction. His facial contortions as he worked the spoon into her mouth were hilarious, and her pleasure in eating new foods was ridiculously cute. How exciting it must be for her— every meal offers the opportunity to try new and potentially wonderful tastes and flavors! Before long, Jen popped the cork on a little half-bottle of wine from Napa that her sister had gotten her several years back, then poured us each a glass. The meatloaf smelled good; I couldn’t remember the last time I had had it, and it tasted as good as it smelled. Large chunks of onion studded the juicy meat, and combined with the mashed potatoes, the meal provided a healthy nostalgic kick. The buttered and salted corn was sweet, flavorful and crunchy. After finishing dinner and digesting for a little while, Jill prepared drinks and dessert. Our wine glasses were rinsed and a few ounces of Jill’s strawberry liquor was poured into each. On top of the liquor, she poured the Asti and the bubbling explosion mixed the two liquids together into a sweet, bubbly, strawberry after-dinner drink. We toasted to good food and good friends. Ever the pastry chef, Jill chose to plate the desserts individually. Pieces of the spicy carrot cake went first onto our respective plates, and then the slices of soft brown-sugar roasted peaches went on top. A scoop of cold, creamy vanilla ice cream went next to the peaches, and then finally a drizzle of the syrup that was created from the roasted peaches. Needless to say, the completed dessert was excellent, as Jill has always had a knack for teasing wonderful complicated flavors out of the most simple of ingredients. Sadly, the night ended too early, as seems to be happening more as we get older and our friends begin to have children. It was fun eating with Jen and Ryan, and it was a riot watching Addison eat…. I hope it’s the first meal of many with us during her long, happy life! I EATING OUT From fine dining to lunch spots to bakeries, the area has choices to satisfy any appetite. Call for hours. Amato’s Restaurant, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 692-5756. Veal, chicken, seafood, and pasta specialties for dinner. Open for lunch, too. Closed Sundays. Andrea Trattoria, 1833 Harding Hwy., Newfield, 697-8400. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in an atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, specialty martinis, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music Friday nights. Bagel University, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-0909. This breakfast and lunch spot offers a menu of sandwiches named for colleges near and far. Bain’s Deli, 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Daily specials include coffee of the day. Barbera’s Chocolates on Occasion, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 690-9998. Homemade chocolates and candies, custom gift baskets. Bennigan’s Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Entrees, desserts, drink specials. Take-out, too. Happy Hour buffet Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. MLB games on flat-screen TVs. Big Apple, 528 N. Harding Hwy., Vineland, 697-5500. Steaks, veal, chicken dishes. Meet friends at the bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Big John’s Pizza Queen, 1383 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 205-0012. Featuring the “Gutbuster” a 21-oz. burger, pizza, salads, wings, subs, dinners. Bojo’s Ale House, 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. All food is homemade, including the potato chips. Casa Dori II, Brewster Rd. and Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 794-1888. Authentic Italian, lunch and dinner; catering available. Crust N Krumbs Bakery, Main and Magnolia rds., 690-1200. Cakes, pies, cookies, breads, and doughnuts. Custom wedding cakes, too. Deeks Deli & Kustard Kitchen, 1370 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-5438. Call for lunch and dinner specials. Soft ice cream and cakes year-round. Mon.-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Stephen Wilson along with his wife Jill McClennen owns The Sweet Life Bakery. You may contact him via e-mail at thesweetlifebakery@verizon.net. Continued on next page Whet Vineland’s Appetite. Get your restaurant noticed by advertising on these dining pages in Vineland’s neighborhood bakery, where everything is made from scratch and quality counts. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | The Grapevine. Every residence in Vineland receives a 6th street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland The Grapevine… There’s no better way to draw customers into your establishment! Call today for advertising information: 856-692-5353 www.thesweetlifebakery.com the grapevine { 23 } 856-457-7815 Try our award-winning Chocolate Chip Cookies the best in South Jersey, according to the most recent SJ Magazine annual readers’ poll DINING LISTINGS Continued from previous page Giovanni’s Italian-American Deli. 1102 N. East Ave., Vineland, 692-0459. Pizza, Italian subs, all your lunch favorites. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Rd., Vineland, 691-5558. Restaurant and lounge open to the public for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jake’s. 611 Taylor Rd., Franklinville, 694-5700. Italian-American, served lakeside. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering for all occasions. Kawa Thai & Sushi, 2196 N. Second St. (Rt.47), Millville, 825-9939. Thai and Japanese cuisine. BYOB. Landicini’s Family Restaurant & Pizzeria Landis and Lincoln aves., Vineland, 691-3099. Italian cuisine, gourmet pizza salads. Open for lunch and dinner. Larry’s II Restaurant, 907 N. Main Rd., Vineland, 692-9001. Three meals daily. Sunday breakfast buffet, early-bird dinners. Library V Restaurant, 206 Rt. 54, Buena, 697-9696. Renowned for prime rib, steaks, seafood, salad bar. Closed Mon. and Tues. La Locanda Pizzeria & Ristorante, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 794-3332. Pasta, veal, chicken. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sun. Lucia’s Ristorante, 785 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland, 692-0300. Italian fine dining and regional cooking. Marciano’s Restaurant, 947 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 563-0030. ItalianAmerican cuisine, seafood and veal. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast buffet. Manny & Vic’s, 1687 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 696-3100. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Manny’s Pizza, 426 N. High St., Millville, 327-5081. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Martino’s Trattoria & Pizzeria, 2614 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 692-4448. Brick oven pizza, risotto, polenta. Three meals daily. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Banquet/wedding facility as well as intimate restaurant. Nicky G. Fridays 9 p.m.–midnight. Milmay Tavern, Tuckahoe and Bear’s Head rds., Milmay, 476-3611. Gourmet lunches and dinners in a casual setting. Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2188 N. 2nd St., Millville, 825-3525. Tex-Mex, burritos, catering. MVP Bar, 408 Wheat Road, Vineland, 697-9825. Full bar menu, live entertainment, drink specials. Neptune Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1554 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, 692-2800. American cuisine, array of cocktails. Next Oar, 127 N. High St., Millville, 2931360. Weekly menu, made-to-order dishes. Olympia Restaurant, 739 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 691-6095. Authentic Greek cuisine—lamb dishes and salads. Paperwaiter Restaurant & Pub, 1111 Village Dr., Millville, 825-4000. A special place for all your special occasions. Pegasus, Rts. 40 and 47, Vineland, 694-0500. Breakfast, lunch, dinner specials; convenient drive-thru, minimeal specials. Pete’s Pizza, 20 W. Park Ave., Vineland, 205-9998. Pizza (including whole wheat), subs, wings. Open daily 11 a.m-10 p.m. The Rail, 1252 Harding Hwy., Richland, 697-1440. Bar and restaurant with daily drink specials and lunch specials. Richland House, 1303 Harding Hwy., Richland, 697-5700. Eclectic dinners and casual lunch fare. Closed Mondays. Saigon, 2180 N. Second St., Millville, 3278878. Authentic Vietnamese—noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. Serene Custard, NW Blvd. and Garden Rd., Vineland, 692-1104. Pulled pork, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, party cakes. South Vineland Tavern, 2350 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 692-7888. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Seafood and prime rib. Speedway Cafe at Ramada Vineland, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 692-8600. Open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Steakhouse at Centerton Country Club, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-3325. Lunch and dinner. Steaks, reserve wines, upscale casual. Stewart’s Root Beer, 585 Delsea Dr., Vineland, 696-8062. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, floats and shakes. Sweet Life Bakery, 601 East Landis Ave., Vineland, 692-5353. Neighborhood bakery. Homemade pastries, cakes, coffee. Tony Sopranos, 107 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 405-0200. Pizza, Mexican Southwest fare, Atkins-friendly salads. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, steaks. Always clams, eat in or take out service. Villa Filomena, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena Vista, 697-7107. Dinner combos, grilled meats, fish. Lunch and dinner daily. Wheat Road Cold Cuts, 302 Wheat Rd., Vineland, 697-0320. Deli and catering. Wild Wings, 1843 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-8899. Dinners, grilled sandwiches, wings in eight flavors. Willmott’s Pizza. 12 S. Seventh St., Vineland, 696-1525. Hand-tossed pizzas, stromboli, breakfast pizza. Offering Takeout or eat in service. Winfield’s. 106 N. High St., Millville, 3270909. Continental cuisine and spirits served in a casually upscale setting. Ye Olde Centerton Inn, 1136 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-3201. American classics served in a building right out of a Rockwell painting. Denny’s, 1001 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 696-1900. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Takeout, too. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Open 24 hours. Kids eat free Tues. & Sat. Dominick’s Pizza, 1768 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland, 691-5511. Family time-honored recipes, fresh ingredients. Donkey’s Place, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland, 690-1777. One-of-a-kind cheesesteaks made on large, fresh poppyseed rolls. Dreamz Cafe, 2184 Union Lake Crossing, Millville, 765-5029. Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 205-9800. Greek and American cuisine. Pizza, too. Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. & Tuckahoe Rd., Vineland, 691-6080. Italian cuisine and dinner buffets to savor. Family-owned. Fresh Restaurant, 1405 Mays Landing Rd., Millville, 327-3435. Jumbo lump crabcakes, Black Angus burgers. Wed. is pasta night. Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli, 527 S. Brewster Rd., 697-3509. Name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Closed Sunday. General Custard’s Last Stand, 2578 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 696-2992. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner served Tues.-Sat. Gina’s Ristorante, 110 N. High St., Millville, 825-4241. Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, BYOB, nothing over $20. Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Italian cuisine, pizza. DADS SEAFOOD { 24 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 Advertise in The Grapevine and get incredible results. 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Each summer he looks forward to me baking a few, one for us and one to bring to our Saturday family dinner at my parents. Peaches are naturally sweet, and if ripe, they are usually very juicy. I think the perfect way to enjoy a peach is to wash one off and sink your teeth into it, juice running down the chin and all! Just have a napkin nearby and enjoy one of summer’s favorite local fruits. This story and recipe were submitted by Kristy Tyler, who writes “I make and bring this peach crumble every August to our annual family get-together. I often double or triple the recipe because it goes so quickly.” Fresh Restaurant Chef/owner Frederic Belfus has owned and operated Fresh Restaurant, Deli & Catering a little less than five years, but he is no stranger to the food industry. He worked for some 30 years for other people, including 10 years in casinos, as well as at Renault Winery in pan sauteed,” are a signature item on the dinner menu. Belfus also serves about seven other weekly specials, including chicken, pork, beef, and a salmon or tilapia dish. Italian options include chicken and sausage cacciatore, grilled prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, G Peach Crumble 3 cups fresh peaches, diced bite size 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces Crumble Mixture 1/4 cup melted butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup quick cooking oats brown sugar. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, mix with oats. Combine the flour oat mixture with the brown sugar and melted butter mixture. Spread over peaches. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped topping. As always, Bon Appetit. I Lisa Ann is the author of Seasoned With Love, Treasured Recipes and Lisa Ann’s Seasoned With Love II. Send recipes for publication to lapd1991@aol.com or to The Grapevine, 3660 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361. Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange diced peaches in a buttered 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, dot with the 1 tablespoon of cut up butter. Then combine melted butter with Egg Harbor City and Rams Head Inn in Galloway Township. He describes his Millville restaurant as “a step above a diner, and a little below gourmet.” For breakfast, Belfus specializes in five-egg omelets. He will make them stuffed with whatever the diner chooses. Baguette French toast is also available, and on weekends, you can order cream chipped beef and sausage gravy. A star on the lunch menu is the house roasted turkey, served with roasted peppers, provolone, asparagus, and pesto herb mayonnaise on semolina bread. Salads, Black Angus burgers, steak sandwiches, and hoagies are also available. Crabcakes, “all lump, no filler, and and flounder Parmesan. Pasta is among the specials every night, but Wednesday night is Pasta Night. 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Kitchen Needs ____Plastic bowl and cup ____Coffee cup ____Fork, knife, spoon ____Can/bottle opener ____Chip clips Room Needs/Storage ____Bedside lamp ____Alarm clock/clock radio ____Wastepaper basket ____Milk crates or other sturdy storage cubes (a collapsible crate also comes in handy for carrying laundry or other things) ____Stacking baskets ____Under-the-bed storage trays ____Lots of hangers ____Desk lamp ____Fan ____Drying rack ____Adhesive hooks, tacky adhesive, mounting tape ____Bulletin board and push pins ____Dry erase wall calendar/board ____Toolkit Electronics ____Computer and printer ____Phone cord/Ethernet cord for computer ____Headphones ____Surge protector ____Extension cords ____3-2 prong adapters ____Phone (Check with roommate(s) to avoid duplication.) 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Trolley will shuttle between Kidston Towers and Walmart, providing free transportation for anyone going to the Market. 794-8653. East Vineland 9-10 Little League All-Stars won the District 3 Championship. The undefeated team triumphed over South Vineland with a score of 9-1. Team members include Anthony DeRuchie, Matthew DiGiorgio, Anthony Gaunt, Nick Grotti, Spencer Infranco, Michael Irvine, Buddy Kennedy III, Michael Miles, Jeff Valdiseri Jr., Jake Walters. Team members not pictured are Sam Desimine and John Alongi. Coaches: Brian Stringari, Buddy Kennedy, Carmen DiGiorgio. Manager: Jeff Valdiseri. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Photographic Society Meeting. Newfield Senior Center, Catawba Ave. and Church St, Newfield. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m. 794-2528. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Downtown Car Show. Glasstown Arts DIRTY CAR? Vineland High School Marching Clan along with Sparkle Kleen will host a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, August 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sparkle Kleen is located at 2611 South Main Road, and the business will donate $2 for each vehicle. For more information, call 764-6800 ext. 2539. A BLOCK PARTY/PIZZA EATING CONTEST is set for Sunday, August 16, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., at Dominick’s Pizza, Lincoln and Dante Shopping Plaza (1768 S, Lincoln). The pizza eating contest will consist of an adult race, and a kid race (ages 9-14). There will also be a car show, sidewalk sale, live music, and a silent auction, all to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the American Diabetes Association. All proceeds will go to these two charities. Call 691-5511 for details. extensive knowledge of the Bay and is just as comfortable plotting a course off shore as he is netting fish on deck. The boat will leave from NJ State Marina Dock #5 in Fortescue, 4:30 p.m. with a cost of $65 per person. Space is limited to the first 54 persons to register. You can register on the Scouts website at www.snjscouting.org or by calling 327-1700, ext. 25. The cruise will benefit the Southern New Jersey Council, BSA, which serves 10,000 youth and 3,500 volunteers in the five counties of Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester and Camden. A MONTE CARLO NIGHT will be hosted by The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/ YMCA of Vineland, The annual President’s Gala will be held at Merighi’s Savoy Inn on Friday, September 25. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. The community is invited to this fun-filled event, featuring food, prizes, and “betting bucks.” Tickets will be $100 each. Sponsorships are currently being sought. To volunteer, make a donation, or request an invitation, call Lisa Scheetz at the YMCA at 691-0030, ext. 118. Pirate Day with Miss Kathy Pirate Day at Cumberland Mall’s TaleSpin Stories was held recently with a crew full of pirate stories and adventures. Miss Kathy, right, assisted by Pageant Wagon Players portraying pirates, Jon-Mark Grussenmeyer, left, and David Lord lead youngsters through the rigors of “A Pirate’s Life,” complete with battles and swabbing the deck. Join Miss Kathy every Tuesday in Cumberland Mall’s Center Court from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a creative adventure in storytelling, songs and play-a-long fun. { 28 } the grapevine | AUGUST 5, 2009 A MODEL SEARCH is being held by South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) on Saturday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeside Middle School in Millville. The SJH Foundation is looking for male and female participants from 17 to 65 years of age, from the trim to the fullfigured. Finalists will appear in the SJH Foundation Annual Fashion Show sponsored by Century Savings Bank on October 28 at the Centerton Country Club. Last year’s show featured fashions by regional clothiers such as TAHARI, Caché, Juvante Formal Wear, Madrigal, Brooks Brothers, Zinman Furs, Shimmer, and Rienzi Bridal Salon. Tickets to participate are $25 and must be purchased by August 28 (calli 6916551). Proceeds benefit the SJH Foundation. A SUNSET CRUISE of the Delaware Bay will be hosted by The Boy Scouts of America, Southern New Jersey Council on Saturday, September 26. The group will cruise the Delaware Bay, approaching five lighthouses along the way, as participants enjoy refreshments and music. Capt. Mike has OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION will be addressed in a Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County family and community health sciences program on Wednesday, August 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Cumberland County Extension Education Center, located at 291 Morton Avenue in Rosenhayn. The class will include discussion of risk factors for osteoporosis, foods rich in calcium, weight–bearing exercises for bone health, bone density testing, calcium supplements, medications used for treating osteoporosis, and home safety methods for preventing falls. The program is free, but registration is requested prior to the class. Phone the Family and Community Health Sciences program at 451-2800. More Faces on pages 4 SEND US YOUR FACES — IT’S FREE! Get your photos published in The Grapevine… birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, awards. Send them the address listed on p. 4. CHURCH NEWS Vacation Bible School “Camp Edge” will be held August 10-14, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. for children 2-years-old to fifth grade, at Newfield United Methodist Church, Columbia and Elmo avenues in Newfield. 697-5999. Faith Tabernacle Holy Church, 1665 North Avenue in Port Norris, invitesall to “Followers Of God”/Youth Platform Service Sunday on August 9, at 3:30 p.m. Summer Art and Learning Camp at New Hope Presbyterian Church (65 Hitchner Avenue, Bridgeton). Wednesday afternoons (August 12, 19, 26) for ages 7 to 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. Arts, crafts, reading, dance, music lessons, science exploration, outdoor recreation. No cost. Come one afternoon or come all summer. Call 451-7644. Children are invited to participate in a Young Readers (ages 4-12) Summer Reading Club. It is held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 8th and Wood Streets, Vineland on Mondays, 4-6 p.m. It features: Reading enrichment, music lessons, healthy snacks—all free! To enroll, phone 691-7243. block of Landis Ave. 8 a.m.-noon. p.m. each Saturday through August 15. Vendors will sell fresh fruits and vegetables and various crafters and other exhibitors will be on hand. Trolley will shuttle between Kidston Towers and Walmart, providing free transportation for anyone going to the Market. 794-8653. include the Lil Miss and Mr. Peach Contest, live entertainment, games, and some “peachy” baked goods and treats. Admission is free, signature Peach Festival special cake topped with fresh peaches and whipped topping $5 ($3 for kids 10 and under). Proceeds will go toward upgrading and maintaining the camp buildings. Call 466-0288. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Movie Night. Bridgeton City Park Amphitheater. Movies are PG rated. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and watch the movie on a huge movie screen. Dusk. SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 Newfield Day/Old Fashion Peach Social. Newfield Public Library will hold its annual Old Fashion Peach Social in The Grove along with all the other Newfield Day festivities. Top off your chicken barbeque with peach pie, cobbler, or ice cream and topped with fresh Jersey peaches. Two servings sizes ($5 or $3); take-outs available. 697-0415. AUGUST 15 AND 16 9th Annual Seafood Festival. Bellview Winery, Atlantic St., Landisville. Held in conjunction with 4th Annual American Car Show, 11 am.m-5 p.m. All 27 Bellview wines will be poured for sampling and offered by the glass or bottle to complement the seafood and other available food choices. American Car Show Saturday (rain date, Sunday). Car show, parking, and all festival activities, including a souvenir Bellview wine glass, are included in the $5 admission fee. Music performed by the The Blue Method. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Festival held rain or shine. www.BellviewWinery.com, or 697-7172 daily from 11 a.m-5 p.m. GOLF, SPORTS, ETC. AUGUST 10-13, AND 17-20 Learn-to-Row Camp. Harris Industrial Park Boathouse (home of the Vineland HS Crew Team), 328 S. 2nd Street, Millville. For first-time rowers (grades 6 to 11 for the fall 2009 school year). Rowing on the Maurice River. 5-7 p.m. each day. Cost is $150 per session, $50 deposit to hold a spot. 498-1057 or 293-1848. MONDAY, AUGUST 17 NAMI Monthly Meeting. Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave. County Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness meets. 7-9 p.m. 691-9234. District, High St. from Main to Broad, Millville. Cars made before 1981 are eligible to participate, as well as special-interest and modern collectibles of any age. Trophy presentation 2:45 p.m. Judges will award over 50 trophies, including two Best of Show. Rain date August 15. For car registration, call 825-3047. For event information, call 825-2600. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Dick Baum Memorial Golf Tournament. Running Deer Golf Club, 1111 Parvin Mill Road, Pittsgrove. Cumberland County Habitat For Humanity hosts. 11 a.m. registration; noon lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun; 5 p.m. dinner. $100 golfer donation (includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, dinner). Call 563-0292. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 Family Fun Night. Purple Penguin Ice Cream, 1008 Harding Hwy., Newfield. Benefits Newfield Fire Co.. Family fun, good food. Bring a chair/blanket. 6:30 p.m. 697-4731. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Wild Edible Plant Walk. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove. 1:30 p.m. 358-8616. SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 New Jersey Peach Festival. Malaga Camp Meeting, 4400 N. Delsea Dr., Newfield. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highlights WEEKLY THROUGH OCTOBER 6 Senior Golf Association Events. Various courses throughout southern New Jersey. Annual membership $20. July 28 (Westwood). Aug. 4 (White Oaks), Aug. 11 (Patriots Glen), Aug. 18 (off), Aug. 28 (TBA). Call to join or for additional information, 691-4098. SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 Weekly Dance. North Italy Club Hall, East Ave. and Virano Ln. County chapter of the Single Parents Society holds the dances for people age 50 and up, married or single. Live band performs music for waltz, rhumba, swing, foxtrot, line dances, and more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7 members, $9 non-members 697-1814. only at South Jersey’s Premier Car Wash WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Just $850 YES! Voted #1 “Best of Best” 2008 + Tax Can get my car clean INSIDE & OUT??? THE ELLISON SCHOOL’S 15TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT This year’s golf outing, part of The Ellison School’s 50th Anniversary celebration, will be held on Wednesday, September 30. The event, chaired by Dan Falasca, Jr., will be held at Buena Vista Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a buffet luncheon. Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. sharp and will feature both putting and hole-in-one contests offering more than $6,500 in prizes. Entry fee of $150 includes greens fees, carts, tips, luncheon and dinner. Advertisement and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 691-1734. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 2nd Annual Run For Life. Wheat Road Golf, 2142 E. Wheat Rd. 5K this year in memory of Ronald K Brownlee Jr, who lost his battle with leukemia last June. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 9 a.m. 5 K Run or 1 Mile Walk $20 if reg by Sept. 5, $25 day of race. www.therunforlife5k.com. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Old Timers Baseball Reunion. Semper Marine Hall, W. Landis Ave. (opposite 84 Lumber). All former players, family members, and fans are invited to come out and mingle with old teammates and to honor newly elected members to the Hall of Fame. 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $20 payable at the door. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. EVER Guaranteed! Windows included with this ad. Best Wash the grapevine { 29 } SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Fresh and Specialty Foods Market/Clothesline Art Show. 700 2611 S. Main Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) GV I Real Estate Exit Uptown Celebrates 5 Years Area realtors meet with Congressman LoBiondo to discuss issues affecting sourthern New Jersey. O n July 18, Exit Uptown Realty owners Jane Jannarone and Stephanie Verderose celebrated their five-year anniversary along with a couple hundred guests who came out for the event. The Vineland Fire Department had Sparky the fire dog and one of its trucks on display for all the children. There was a funnel cake cart, ice cream truck, popcorn machine and a hot dog stand and moon bounce on site. But the show topper was the dunk tank. Vineland Mayor Robert Romano and Cumberland County Sheriff Robert Austino volunteered to get dunked in the Dunk Tank for a good cause. All proceeds from the tank were donated to Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity. In less than one hour, Exit Uptown Realty raised more than $250. Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu, along with Freeholder Rev. James Dunkins and Freeholder Nelson Thompson were on hand to help celebrate and present Exit Uptown Realty owners with a proclamation from the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Fun was had by all! THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING and Urban Development In photo, from left: Stephanie A. Verderose, Broker/Owner, Jane Jannarone Broker/Owner, Freeholder Louis Magazzu. Back row: Freeholder Nelson Thompson and Freeholder Rev. James Dunkins. (HUD) will be at Vineland Public Library (1058 E. Landis Avenue), on Monday, August 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. HUD representatives from will answer questions about refinancing, the stimulus, fair housing and subsidies, mortgages and other housing questions. This free event takes place in the library’s Community Event Room located on the first floor. For more information, call 794-4244. 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Sauro Water, Campagna Plumbing, Vineland Fire Department, Bokma Landscaping, Lowes, Home Depot and so many more have come out to help complete the home. “We will be forever grateful to everyone who gave so much,” remarked Michelle Ramirez, homeowner. Rev. Carol Ann Bass of Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church was on site to bless the home and Alvina Baum, Board Secretary, dedicated the home and officially passed the keys to the new owners on Saturday. The Garden Patch Quilters Guild was also on site to present handmade quilts to all five children and the parents as a first housewarming gift for a very special home. In addition to being the first handicapped accessible home for the local affliate, it is also the first home to be co-mortgaged with Capital Bank of New Jersey. Traditionally, CCHFH puts up the capital to build homes and then the partner families enter into a zero percent interest mortgage agreement to repay the loan. 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